Part of the Field Guide to Flying Saints.

born: Stommeln, 1242

died: Stommeln, nov 6, 1312

She had a vision of Jesus, and 'mystically married' him when she was 10. She went into a convent where she spent much time in prayer. She often suffered convulsions and was assaulted by the devil. She was suicidal and got stigmata that poured out blood each year at Easter. The sisters of the convent thought she was crazy and threw her out. She was not made a saint. The scull of dead Christine showed little dents that supposedly corresponded to the crown of thorns.

Wingspan: 1,53 m

Weight (approx): 46 kg

Range and distribution: Germany

Color: white and black tunic and red stigmata

Special features: none

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